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Thousands affected by disasters in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo'

02 March 2015, 12:49

Lagos - A total of 8 046 people were affected by fire and wind storm disasters between January and February 2015 in three South West states.

This was disclosed by the National Emergency Management Agency.

Lagos, Oyo, and Ogun States recorded the figures in seven major incidents, the agency said in a statement Sunday.

Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA South West Spokesperson, said that 1,064 persons were affected in Lagos.

“Iwaya community recorded 652 persons while Berlin Street, Marina fire disasters with 412 traders have been provided with plenteous relief materials by NEMA through Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),” Farinloye said.

Also read: NEMA receives award for timely disaster management

“In Ogun State, Igbo Aje Market, Ilaro of Yewa South of the State had 306 traders affected by a market fire outbreak that occurred on the 27th January, 2015.”

Oyo State recorded the highest number of victims, according to NEMA, with 6 676 persons affected in four different wind and rainstorm incidents in 6 communities.

The communities include Ilaro in Afijio Local Government Area (LGA); Lagbondoke and Agunpopo communities in Atiba LGA; Irewole and Isokan communities in Oyo West LGA; and Oko town in Surulere LGA.

All the incidents occurred between February 9 and 10, according to Farinloye.

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